THE PANDEMIC PURSUIT: A POST-GRADUATE CALC’S TIMELY TALE
As someone who loves to learn and to take action, you can imagine the immediate
curiosity I had when I first heard about Action Learning. My colleagues who have had
the chance to participate in Action Learning sessions spoke about it with much
enthusiasm, but when asked about the details, all of them said the same thing: “You
have to experience it to understand it.” Eventually, I did join one session. Little did I
know that a single session would cause a huge ripple effect in my life.
It was early 2021 and I was a struggling graduate student stuck without a thesis to
pursue to finally complete my master’s degree. I wanted to conduct exploratory
research that would not only contribute to the field of Organizational Psychology, but
also benefit organizational development practitioners in the Philippines. I took note
of possible topics to focus on and read through tons of literature to identify gaps that
my study could address. I kept hitting deadends. It seemed like all my topics of
interest were already charted territory.